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Poster: billbarstad Date: Oct 25, 2011 5:20pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: renewal question

Movies released before 1950 had to be renewed between the 27th and 28th anniversary of the calendar day of registration based on the year in notice not the year of registration. So if the year in notice is 1938 (I've never seen a full date used in notice), it could be renewed anytime between 1/1/65 and 12/31/66.

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Poster: elmagno Date: Oct 29, 2011 10:30am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: renewal question

I think V-C makes a distinction between anniversary year and calendar year. For this era film he says:

"Before 1950:
Correct Notice
Timely registration (within 3 months of publication)
Timely renewal (within the 27th-28th anniversary year window*)
copyright could be forfeited if published without correct notice or not timely registered and renewed"

That means the day (anniversary) not the year (calendar), much less two years, right?

One day late to me, but check back tomorrow!

EDIT--It's tomorrow. As has been more recently pointed out, copyrightdata.com says for a motion picture as the one described an anniversary year is actually a year and a day. So this film got under the wire. Check back tomorrow!
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**To see the distinction I'm referring to, you have to refer to V-C's full post.
http://www.archive.org/post/316307/another-list-of-movies-in-question

This post was modified by elmagno on 2011-10-26 17:05:13

This post was modified by elmagno on 2011-10-29 17:30:31